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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Los Angeles

According to customer reviews, Mystic Queen Sportfishing, ROGEZAC Sportfishing, and LEAHKLEA Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Los Angeles, California. Full list of top fishing charters in Los Angeles.

The average price for a private 4 hour Los Angeles fishing trip is $903, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,483 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Mystic Queen Sportfishing, ROGEZAC Sportfishing, and LEAHKLEA Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Los Angeles.

The most popular fish species you can target are Halibut, Bluefin Tuna, and White Seabass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Deep Sea Fishing, and Bottom Fishing. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

It may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of this glamorous city, but Los Angeles fishing charters have a lot to offer anglers in California. Whether you’re a freshwater fly fisherman or a passionate deep sea angler, you’ll have a variety of game fish on your hands in the City of Angels.

The offshore waters here were made for sportfishing. Head towards Catalina Island when the season is right and you’ll hook into Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. If you opt to stay closer to shore, you’ll still get your fill of the action with Yellowtail Amberjack, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Rockfish, and White Seabass.

If you’re partial to freshwater fishing, on the other hand, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer in the lakes and rivers in Los Angeles. You can catch Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and more without straying far from downtown.

To make the most of the offshore action near Catalina and San Clemente Islands, opt for a full or extended full day trip. If you’re short on time or wary of long boat rides, a half day trip inshore or on the river gives you more than enough time to enjoy fishing in Los Angeles.

There’s no shortage of Los Angeles fishing charters to choose from. Most head out of Santa Monica Bay, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach. All of these locations boast excellent inshore fishing and direct access to Catalina Island. For freshwater charters, head to boat ramps along the Los Angeles River.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers age 16 and older must obtain a sportfishing license for recreational fishing in California. Several fish species in Los Angeles’ waters are subject to strict regulations and it’s best to head out with a reputable captain to ensure you’re fishing within the law. 

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January

The season for Rockfish closes at the start of the year, but you can still catch White Seabass, Halibut, and more. With an average temperature of 55°F, it’s not a bad time to be on the water!

February

In winter you can enjoy relatively good fishing for certain species near Catalina Island. Calico Bass, Blue Perch, and White Seabass are all biting. You may be able to entice early Yellowtail using live squid.

March

March is when the season for various kinds of Rockfish opens, including Sheephead, Lingcod, and Cabezon. You can add these species to your list while fishing nearshore rocks and reefs.

April

In spring you will start to see more Calico Bass and Barracuda than in previous months. Larger Yellowtail are on the scene, and the fishing near Catalina Island is picking up momentum.

May

May is a great time for bottom fishing anywhere between the coast of LA and the islands. Rockfish, Halibut, Seabass, and Barracuda are just a few of the species you can catch while fishing here.

June

Summer is a great time to fish along the coast, with species such as Yellowtail Amberjack and Tuna swimming closer to shore. As always, you can enjoy great bottom fishing near the reefs, as well. 

July

Everything is fair game in summer. You might catch a variety of Tuna while fishing offshore, or Marlin near the coast of Catalina Island. You may even reel in a Mahi Mahi around this time of year.

August

You can continue to revel in deep sea fishing’s peak season. You might catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, depending on where you fish. Or hit the reefs and score some Rockfish and Bass. 

September

You will continue to see Yellowtail and some Tuna in the Catalina Channel through autumn. You can enjoy reaping the last of summer’s rewards as the temperature hovers around 70°F.

October

Many of summer’s pelagic species might start to disappear at this time of year, but you can still count on Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, and more. You may even land a Tuna here and there.

November

The season for catching a pelagic prize may be over, but you can continue to enjoy excellent fishing for Halibut, Rockfish, White Seabass, and Barracuda.

December

Even in December, you can count on pleasant weather in LA. Barracuda, White Seabass, and Halibut are all biting. The season for Rockfish species will be open until the end of the month.

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Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
Zheng  L.
Zheng L. San Mateo, CA
Check the weather before you go out and pick a time where the water is warmer, this will ensure you catch the types of fish you're looking for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather before you go out and pick a time where the water is warmer, this will ensure you catch the types of fish you're looking for.
Marcelino  H.
Marcelino H. Redondo Beach, CA
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Lynsie  W.
Lynsie W. Loveland, CO
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Ian  I.
Ian I. United States

LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great time moving around the island today doing some bass fishing. Had some family in town and had my boat breakdown. So got ahold of Roger at last minute, and he was able to make it happen for us. Highly recommend these guys , David (1st mate) was great with everyone too. Thanks again guys! See ya soon
Glenn  H.
Glenn H. Long Beach, CA
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
My family thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Captain Roger. He was knowledgeable and professional. Boat was beautiful and well maintained. He put us right fish!
Jessica  T.
Jessica T. Fernley, NV
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Captain Roger and his crew were awesome and gave us a great fishing experience. Some of our group had fishing experience, others none at all. Roger really helped everyone not just catch fish but learn the right way to do it. Boat was great and nothing but great vibes. Limited out on sculpin for the day. We kept hitting different spots instead of just sitting in one for hours. Kept it fun and interesting. We will definitely be going out on the Rogezac again!
Connor  J.  K.
Connor J. K. Los Angeles, California
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Great day on the water catching blue fin Tuna with Captains Roger and David aboard the ROGEZAC boat. Thanks again guys, Jeremy Casner
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Hermosa Beach, California
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
The boat was great, plenty of space and clean and organized. We had a blast with Captain Roger, he knew where to go and what to do to get us on a giant bluefin, and coached and helped us to bring it in. Can't wait to go back out on the Leahklea with captain Roger!
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FishingBooker Member Torrance, California
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Wonderful day with grandkids. Capt John thoughtful & knowledgeable. Deckhand Bree great with kids. Caught 38 fish. Highly recommended.
Alan  K.
Alan K. South Pasadena, California
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
It’s obvious that they’re experienced and know a variety of fishing techniques and their way around the water. The overall experience was great. I felt attended to when any trouble came up or changing baits, and was able to focus on fishing with my dad. A lot of excitement on the boat when the fish started biting. And we ended up catching 20 sculpin and 3 white sand bass. Amazing experience and would highly recommend!
Andy  A.
Andy A. Los Angeles, California
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Our group of 4 aged 20-something to 80-something enjoyed a great day of fishing ith Spitfire Fishing aboard their 33’ Blackfin. Captain Jackson and mate Fabian spared no effort to make sure we caught fish…which we did! This is a top notch operation that is highly recommended.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Gillette, NJ
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Capt. Harry and Ara were great hosts and made sure our party had a great time onboard. They moved us to several spots to make sure the action was sustained. We came away with some very nice Calico and Sand bass that were a hit at our family gathering dinner. We would definitely recommend them.
Rafael  P.
Rafael P. HALNDLE BCH, FL
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great Tuna trip! The crew is always holding it down. Roger never disappoints, definitely worth every penny! In the water ten minutes and already hooked up on tuna. Highly recommend!
Shawn  H.
Shawn H. Fountain Valley, California
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
LEAHKLEA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Our group had an amazing trip. The Captain put us on fish in every spot and catered our trip to the style fishing we all wanted. He shared a ton of fishing knowledge to help us all be better fisherman and put us on a fish of a lifetime. I will never forget this trip!!! I am not sure if it can be topped.
Cris  F.
Cris F. Ontario, California
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Found some space for me and the boys and headed out on the ROGEZAC this week. Captain Roger put us on the Fish within the first 10minutes. Hooked up with some amazing Bluefin, and got to enjoy some nice views of the Islands, Weather was great, fishing was great and the ROGEZAC and crew were amazing, I would recommend for anyone looking to experience some SoCal fishing. Now my freezer is full of Tuna, I will be back to see what else we can grab before the end of 2023.
Gee  A.
Gee A. North Hollywood, California
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
This was the best experience. Capt Roger is the man! I could have not asked for more! Wonderful crew and we had a blast! Will do it again soon!
Khalid  G.
Khalid G. Los Angeles, California
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
My first experience ever on a fishing trip, Captain Harry, Alec and the Mystic Queen did not disappoint! They were great from the beginning, communication before the trip, and the morning of. Throughout the whole day they let us know what we would expect, what to do, and made it an overall great event. Will definitely be seeing them again soon!
Jose  S.
Jose S. Visalia, CA
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great time and great views! Harry did a great job and tried everything to get us onto some nice fish! We caught a lot of nice sea bass and a few barracuda!
Michael  K.
Michael K. Henderson, NV
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
If you want to have a good time and catch fish I highly recommend this boat! Crew knows what they are doing and make sure you have a good time doing it!
Dillon  T.
Dillon T. Sandy, UT
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great experience! The crew was engaging, experienced, and friendly. We had a blast. Good for beginners and experienced.
Shanu  M.
Shanu M. Las Vegas, Nevada
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Two cousins took the uncle who taught us to fish out with this amazing crew. We didn’t tie a hook, bait a hook or get a fish off the hook. These guys had us on fish and taught us the ropes of solid calico bass fishing. Can’t thank Roger and Nick enough for giving this family the fishing trip we hoped for. We will fishing with them again very soon.
Troy  R.
Troy R. Westminster, CA
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Awesome time! Caught a ton of Calico Bass and the crew was extremely helpful the whole time! Can’t wait for the next trip!
Jack  T.
Jack T. Redondo Beach, CA
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Capt John and Bri were excellent hosts, great boat, great crew, all around good time! Capt John’s knowledge of local fishing kept us reeling in the whole trip. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and takes pride in providing great fishing charters. Deckhand Bri was extremely attentive and went the extra mile providing a quality charter. From replacing bait to preparing the catch, this is a full service charter.
Silvio  G.
Silvio G. Valencia, California

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